mutchkin

[muhch-kin]
noun
  1. Scot. a unit of liquid measure equal to a little less than a U.S. liquid pint.
  2. a container, usually of pewter, holding this quantity.

Origin of mutchkin

1375–1425; late Middle English (Scots) muchekyn < Middle Dutch mudseken, equivalent to mudse (diminutive of muddeLatin modius measure of grain) + -ken -kin
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mutchkin

noun
  1. a Scottish unit of liquid measure equal to slightly less than one pint

Word Origin for mutchkin

C15: from Middle Dutch mudseken, from Latin modius measure for grain
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